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    sharpvideo
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    Following the instructions, I placed the mobile-neo.zip on my hosting site under themes and it shows under themes in my Appearance/Themes tab. I did not activate it as per instructions.

    The contents of the helper.zip had two files: a helper.php and an update.php. I read somewhere that the upload to hosting site’s plugin folder was not the same a the mobile-neo.zip instructions. ie- don’t upload the helper.zip file and then unzip it. So I uploaded the 2 files to the plug in directory. All of the other plugins have their own folders in the plug in directory except helper and update. The helper plugin is active and the the requested “Any Mobile Theme Switcher” was installed and is active.

    The first question is: is this ok?

    Next, How do I know if neo is working? I don’t own a smart phone/iPhone. Is there a recommended emulator that you have experience with?

    Next, “Any Mobile Theme Switcher” installed V1.4 and is requesting an update to 1.6. Is there anything I need to be aware of in keeping “Any Mobile Theme Switcher”, helper.php, and mobile-neo up-to-date?

    Do I go into the mobile-neo theme and play with the settings?

    Finally, on several of my sites I have WPtouch Mobile Plugin installed. Do I want to deactivate it (because neo does the job?

    Thanks for your help and your great theme.

    Steve Gordon

    #42828

    I wish I were familiar with Graphene Neo and could answer all of your questions. It’s on my to-do list, but $lack_of_time, etc. So I can only (for now) answer this one:

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    Next, How do I know if neo is working? I don’t own a smart phone/iPhone. Is there a recommended emulator that you have experience with?

    First, there is the “User Agent Switcher” extension for Firefox, which will give you the option of seeing your website as a mobile device would see it, in addition to how other browsers would see it. It’s not perfect, but it’s very, very good, actually.

    You can read more about on its author’s (Chris Pederick) website here: http://chrispederick.com/work/user-agent-switcher/

    Second, with the “Any Mobile Theme Switcher” you can always view the mobile version of your site by going to this link:

    http://www.ididntprovidealinktomysitesoillneedtocopyitandpasteithere.com/?am_force_theme_layout=mobile

    😉

    I use that option, plus the Firebug extension for Firefox, to fine-tune Graphene Neo customisations. Works like a charm!

    You might also want to check if your local library has tablets that you can borrow for an hour or so to check things out. Mine doesn’t, but I know some libraries do that. Go, public libraries!

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    Next, “Any Mobile Theme Switcher” installed V1.4 and is requesting an update to 1.6. Is there anything I need to be aware of in keeping “Any Mobile Theme Switcher”, helper.php, and mobile-neo up-to-date?

    Should also work like a charm, but since every server is a snowflake, there could be issues. Best to only upgrade one thing at a time, and thoroughly test as you go.

    Good luck! Let us know if you have issues.

    #42829
    Syahir Hakim
    Keymaster
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    The contents of the helper.zip had two files: a helper.php and an update.php. I read somewhere that the upload to hosting site’s plugin folder was not the same a the mobile-neo.zip instructions. ie- don’t upload the helper.zip file and then unzip it. So I uploaded the 2 files to the plug in directory. All of the other plugins have their own folders in the plug in directory except helper and update. The helper plugin is active and the the requested “Any Mobile Theme Switcher” was installed and is active.

    Don’t do this, as you won’t be able to properly update the plugin later on. Best to just upload the helper.zip file via WP Admin > Plugins > Add New > Upload.

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    Finally, on several of my sites I have WPtouch Mobile Plugin installed. Do I want to deactivate it (because neo does the job?

    Yep, you would want to disable the WPTouch Mobile Plugin on the sites you have Neo installed.

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    Next, How do I know if neo is working? I don’t own a smart phone/iPhone. Is there a recommended emulator that you have experience with?

    If you provide the link to your site, we can verify it for you.

    #42830
    sharpvideo
    Member

    Thank you for your responses. I have made the necessary corrections and discovered that my iPod can show me what an iPhone viewer sees. Now I will play with the various settings. Again, thank you.

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